Cheap flights from Iowa (IA) to Sacramento (SMF)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Iowa to Sacramento (SMF)

All the information you need to plan the best null to SMF flight in 2021: compare Iowa to Sacramento flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sacramento.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Iowa to Sacramento?

To save on the cost of your flight from Iowa to Sacramento, book at least 46 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 32% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $369 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $469.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Iowa to Sacramento (IA - SMF)?

When flying from Iowa to Sacramento, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Iowa to Sacramento?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Sacramento. Flights to Sacramento from Iowa in August are about $340 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $153.

Cheap flights from Iowa to Sacramento in November, December 2021

The best prices found for Iowa to SMF flights for November, December
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$267pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$347pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$348pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Iowa to Sacramento 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from Iowa found for next year
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$267pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$347pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$348pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines

Last minute flights from Iowa to Sacramento

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sacramento from Iowa, departing today and this week
7 Dec - 10 Dec
$474pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$479pp
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
7 Dec - 10 Dec
$487pp
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines

One-way flights to Sacramento Intl from Iowa

The cheapest one-way flights from Iowa to Sacramento
12:34 am - 10:29 am
Delta
2 Stops
11h 55m
DSM - SMF
Delta
$156
Delta
6:21 am - 3:44 am
Frontier
2 Stops
23h 23m
DSM - SMF
Frontier
$216
Kiwi.com
1:45 pm - 5:41 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
29h 56m
CID - SMF
United Airlines
$466
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Iowa</span> to <span class="emphasized">Sacramento</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Iowa to Sacramento

What airport do you fly into for flights to Sacramento from Iowa?

Sacramento Intl (SMF) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Iowa to Sacramento. It is only a 9.4 mi journey from Sacramento Intl (SMF) to Sacramento’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Iowa to Sacramento Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Iowa to Sacramento Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Iowa to Sacramento for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Iowa to Sacramento for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $231, but on average you can expect to pay $310.

Are there last-minute flights available from Iowa to Sacramento for under $500?

There are currently 7+ open flights from Iowa to Sacramento within the next 7 days for less than $500.

How popular is this Iowa to Sacramento flight route?

The Iowa to Sacramento Intl flight path was viewed by 13 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Iowa to Sacramento one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $79. American Airlines flights start at $152 while deals on Delta start at $156 one-way.

What are the most popular routes from Iowa to Sacramento?

When deciding which route to take from Iowa to Sacramento consider Des Moines - Sacramento Intl, Cedar Rapids - Sacramento Intl or Waterloo - Sacramento Intl as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from Iowa to Sacramento?

The cheapest flight price from Iowa to Sacramento is $110. On average you can expect to pay $259. The most popular route, (Des Moines - Sacramento Intl), can usually be booked for $231.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Iowa to Sacramento?

When booking a flight from Iowa to Sacramento, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sacramento, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Sacramento from Iowa?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Sacramento Intl within the United States

Most visitors from Iowa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Sacramento Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Iowa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Iowa are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

Do I need a test to fly back to Iowa from Sacramento?

Returning to Iowa from Sacramento Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Iowa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Iowa.

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Departure points for flights from Iowa to Sacramento

Select to see more specific information for flights to Sacramento from all departure points in Iowa.

Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Iowa to Sacramento.
Average temperature for November in Sacramento
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Sacramento
1.6 ″

Airports servicing

Cedar Rapids (CID)
Dubuque (DBQ)
Des Moines (DSM)
Fort Dodge (FOD)
Mason City (MCW)

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 3 airlines flying from Iowa to Sacramento Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Iowa to Sacramento choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Delta
$158 $443 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$182 $452 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$188 $483 No cancel fee 71%
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